16TH OCTOBER 2020

Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, passed away at the age of 91. Asia’s longest ZojiLa Tunnel works have been inaugurated by Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari. India has been designated the ‘Vice-Chair’ of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Working Group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), recognising the contribution of the Indian GLP programme. The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) in Bhubaneswar, which suffered a huge loss following its closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has revived its innovative ‘Adopt-An-Animal’ programme to mobilise resources for animals. Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has virtually launched the campaign 'KAPILA', which stands for Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign Dr. Michael Irani has been appointed as the interim President of the International Weightlifting Federation. Kyrgyzstan’s president, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, has resigned after violent protests erupted over parliamentary election results, saying he had no desire to go down in history as a man who brought bloodshed to his country. World Food Day was observed on 16th October, the foundation day of the Food and Agriculture Organisation by the UN in 1945. India will deliver INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar, making the country’s first submarine. On the occasion of World Handwashing Day on 15th October, the UP government launched the #HathDhonaRokeCorona campaign. Asan Conservation Reserve has become the first Ramsar Site of Uttarkhand.

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